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Allen Ginsberg: Sunflower Sutra

Jack Kerouac sat beside me on a busted rusty iron pole, companion, we thought the same thoughts of the soul, bleak and blue and sad-eyed, surrounded by the gnarled steel roots of trees of machinery.

July 26, 2020 · 5 Comments

Claude McKay: America

Although she feeds me bread of bitterness, And sinks into my throat her tiger’s tooth, Stealing my breath of life, I will confess I love this cultured hell that tests … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 · 2 Comments

Audio: Allen Ginsberg reads “America”

“America” appears in Allen Ginsberg’s first collection Howl and Other Poems (1956). Much of the poem consists of various accusations against the United States, its government, and its citizens. Ginsberg … Continue reading

April 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

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